Ambassador Rick Barton

Ambassador Rick Barton is the Assistant Secretary of State for Conflict and Stabilization Operations and the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization. The Bureau is responsible for driving the State Department’s efforts to improve U.S. government effectiveness in preventing conflict and addressing crises.

Fletcher Forum articles by Ambassador Rick Barton:


Applying Lessons Learned from Afghanistan Around the World

June 7, 2013 by Ambassador Rick Barton
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The State Department’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations has learned vital lessons from the United States’ experience in Afghanistan, and is implementing them in Syria, Kenya, and other states in turmoil.

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